5 Things to expect from ATAF’s 5th ICTA

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PRETORIA – The biggest tax event in Africa has finally arrived!

The African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) is getting ready for the 5th International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA).

The conference will take place from 3-5 November virtually on Zoom, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

The theme of the 5th ICTA is Domestic Resource Mobilization: Accelerating Technology for Tax Administrations.

This conference comes at a time when Africa is faced with various tax constraints, which includes but not limited to weak domestic laws, poorly negotiated tax treaties, limited technical capacities, tax incentives and limited tax information exchange network.

Mobilising tax revenues remains a challenge for most countries around the world, and so too in Africa. Therefore, the purpose of the conference is to discuss the benefits of integration into the global economy. Deliberations will also include how digital technology can reshape the way tax administrations collect, process, and act on information and help them to be more effective, efficient, transparent, and equitable; and in the process build trusting relationships with taxpayers. The conference will explore new technologies like blockchain, how tax administrations use data and will have tax administrations sharing their experiences.

WHO ARE SOME OF THE SPEAKERS?

Mr Logan Wort, Executive Secretary – African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

Mr Phillippe Tchodie, Chairman – African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

Professor Kevin URAMA, Chief Economist/ Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex African Development Bank

Ms Jeanette Chanda Makgolo, Commissioner General, Botswana Unified Revenue Services

Mr Githii Mburu, Commissioner General – Kenya Revenue Authority

Mrs Veronique Herminie, Commissioner General – Seychelles Revenue Authority

WHAT THE CONFERENCE WILL ENTAIL?

There will be a total of 10 session over the 3-day event.

SESSION 1: INNOVATION IN TAXATION

Forward-looking technologies and innovation can improve the efficiency of tax administrations. There will be more about cutting-edge solutions that will change the way we do business

SESSION 2: TAX ADMINISTRATION DIGITALISATION – CASE STUDIES & SYSTEM DEMO

Tax administrations will share their choice of technology and how it forms part of their organisation’s strategy.

SESSION 3: RISK MANAGEMENT

This session will focus on how risk management can help you direct your resources and make your administration more efficient and effective using technology.

SESSION 4: THE POWER OF DATA

Panelists and participants will explore the ways that modern information and communications technology – digital data and analytical tools can lead to exciting possibilities for tax administrations.

SESSION 5: TAX ADMINISTRATION DIGITALISATION – CASE STUDIES & SYSTEM DEMO

Tax administrations will share their choice of technology and how it forms part of their organisation’s strategy

SESSION 6: BLOCKCHAIN

In this session, how the use of blockchain can secure our data, prevent errors and transform the way we do business will be explored.

SESSION 7: TAX ADMINISTRATION DIGITALISATION – CASE STUDIES & SYSTEM DEMO

Tax administrations will share their choice of technology and how it forms part of their organisation’s strategy.

SESSION 8: THE DIGITALISATION JOURNEY

This session offers a lot of engagement! Learn more about the modernization journey, how to get started and what to look out for along the way.

SESSION 9: POLICY AND ORGANISATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE DIGITALISATION JOURNEY

What are the policy and organisations considerations towards a more automated business function? That will b the theme of this session.

SESSION 10: TAX ADMINISTRATION DIGITALISATION – CASE STUDIES & SYSTEM DEMO

Tax administrations will share their choice of technology and how it forms part of their organisation’s strategy.

With the aid of digital technology, tax administrations can greatly increase compliance and reduce tax evasion, decrease administrative burdens, foster business growth, and improve the performance of tax administrations.

Register for this thought-provoking conference by clicking here.

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